Top events in Egypt

October
19

On the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ Al-Awal, Egyptians celebrate the Prophet’s birthday with readings from the Quran as well...

November
01

This festival brings together artists, filmmakers, producers, writers and critics together and celebrates Egyptian, Arab and African films.

November
12

Inspired from a piece of ancient rock telling the story of Pharaonic soldiers running 100km, this epic race sees competitors run from the Hawara...

Egypt Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2021

January
07
Coptic New Year
Start date:
7 January 2021

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

January
07
Coptic Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2021

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

April
25
Sinai Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2021
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2021
May
02
Coptic Easter
Start date:
2 May 2021

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

May
03
Sham el-Nessim
Start date:
3 May 2021
May
13
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
13 May 2021
End date:
15 May 2021
July
20
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
20 July 2021
End date:
22 July 2021
July
23
National Day
Start date:
23 July 2021
August
09
Islamic New Year
Start date:
9 August 2021
October
06
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
6 October 2021
October
18
Moulid El Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
18 October 2021

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

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